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This Day in History

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Born on this day
1864  - Australian poet and author, Banjo Paterson, is born. [more]
1934  - Australian actor Barry Humphries, alias Dame Edna Everage, is born. [more]
Australian History
1846  - Free Aborigines on Flinders Island in Bass Strait write a petition addressed to Queen Victoria concerning the mistreatment of indigenous people. [more]
1846  - The colony of North Australia is proclaimed by Letters Patent. [more]
World History
1972  - Production of the humble Volkswagen Beetle surpasses that of the Model T Ford. [more]
Special Days
1995  - Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. [more]

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